Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/A
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Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/A
Source: Comp Reviews
Apple's silent refresh of the Apple MacBook Pro 17 added a few spec increases that help keep the system at high levels of performance. It gets a slightly faster quad core processor and AMD graphics processor. Everything else remains the same which means that it still has the thinnest profile and lightest weight of 17-inch laptops as well as some of the best battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Last, but certainly not least, the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Late 2011) has been outfitted with several new internal components, namely a faster 2.4GHz quad-core processor (and as yet unnamed member of the Intel Core i7 line), and an AMD Radeon HD 6770M discrete graphics card with 1GB dedicated memory. Other components held over from the previous iteration include a spacious 750GB 5,400rpm spinning hard drive, 4GB of RAM, and an internal battery providing an estimated battery-life of 7-hours.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2011
Source: c't - 3/12
fast but loud
Single Review, , Short, Date: 01/01/2012
AMD Radeon HD 6770M:
Fastest card of the 6600M/6700M series with GDDR5 memory, UVD3 and Eyefinity+ support. Is the immediate successor to the HD 5770 with more cores and higher clock rates
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
2760QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.4-3.5 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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